Taxon  Report   8333    
Vulpia octoflora  (Walter) Rydb.
Six weeks fescue,  Sixweeks fescue, Slender fescue
Vulpia octoflora
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Vulpia octoflora
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Vulpia octoflora
© 2010 James M. Andre
Vulpia octoflora, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Vulpia octoflora
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Vulpia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Festuca octoflora

More information about  Vulpia octoflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).